© 1999

RETRACTED BOOK: Archaeological Ceramic Materials

Origin and Utilization

  • Practical approach in the study of ceramics Clearly targeted for non-specialists (archaeologists, geologists)


Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 1-10
  3. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 11-33
  4. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 35-58
  5. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 59-74
  6. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 139-176
  7. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 177-203
  8. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 205-258
  9. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 259-286
  10. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 287-294
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 295-300

About this book


The text which follows is based largely on the personal experience of the authors. The examples used which concern archaeological material, thin sections of sherds and many of the case studies are for the most part those which we have developed ourselves. This experience. may seem biased when one thinks of the large experience of petrographic archaeology, and this is surely true, but it is a reflection of our observations which are more complete for the objectives we have in mind than most of the examples given in the literature. For example, we have access to initial sherds, photo­ graphs, grain-size measurements and so forth for the same materials and we can present a specific archaeological context and problem using these data. Of course, there have been many studies on the same general subjects published elsewhere. As it turns out, our collective experience covers two of the major fields of investigation, the old (European) world and the new (American) one. It is evident that the problems are different in these two worlds. The contexts of production, distribution and use are different. The evolution of tech­ niques is very different although covering similar time periods. These two view points are complementary and, we hope, will enrich the investigative methods and outlook of workers in both cultural areas.


archaeology ceramic production ceramics kinetics oxidation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de GéologieURA CNRS 1316 Ecole Normale SupérieureParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Peabody Museum of Natural History Division of AnthropologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title RETRACTED BOOK: Archaeological Ceramic Materials
  • Book Subtitle Origin and Utilization
  • Authors Bruce Velde
    Isabelle C. Druc
  • Series Title Natural Science in Archaeology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-64469-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64176-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59905-7
  • Series ISSN 1613-9712
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anthropology
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